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Peace Shalom
@peace-shalom
07/11/18 03:28:56PM
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27 year old dreadlocks maybe too long now


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Been thinking about what you said about needing to get them dry....
Is there anything we can do if we expect to be in rainy/wet conditions for extended periods of time? What kinds of protections are there to keep dreads healthy? Not everyone lives in a dry climate; so are dreadlocks just incompatible with wet climates or is there still hope?
Peace Shalom
@peace-shalom
07/07/18 06:55:46PM
21 posts

27 year old dreadlocks maybe too long now


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Wow! Thats is scary. Be careful. Don't let them be the death of you. Sound like it could have been close to a lot worse!

I am glad you are okay!

<3 U M8


updated by @peace-shalom: 07/07/18 07:01:15PM
Peace Shalom
@peace-shalom
07/05/18 11:12:29AM
21 posts

i'll be gone a month and server will be upgraded soon (moderator needed too)


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I think there is an issue with the site where some posts don't show up for some reason. I noticed this on another thread too. Soaring eagle might be able to fix it. It might be a settings thing. Not sure.
Peace Shalom
@peace-shalom
07/05/18 12:48:18AM
21 posts

I got called a Rasta the other day


General Talk

Yes it is dumb to assume someone's beliefs just based on their outward appearance. It is prejudice. Prejudice = pre judging For example I am Jewish but I don't believe the mainstream Judaism. I believe God never really desired or commanded the sacrifices of animals, just that he temporarily allowed it as a stepping stone for coming out of Egyptian idol worship blood sacrifices. and I am currently vegetarian on the verge of and working towards being vegan. I believe we need to treat all animals with love and respect unless the animal has done a murder or something. I believe in accepting truth and light wherever it may be found and letting it continually change my beliefs and views. To stereotype anyone is wrong. We need to get to know people. So many people have a hate for people they have never even met. Anyway. Rasta or not, may the crown of your head be blessed with dreads of glory! :)


updated by @peace-shalom: 07/05/18 11:06:41AM
Peace Shalom
@peace-shalom
07/03/18 10:50:00PM
21 posts

want neat uniform dread...read on...


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What exactly went "wrong" the first time around? Just never seperated at all?
Peace Shalom
@peace-shalom
07/03/18 06:54:20AM
21 posts

I got called a Rasta the other day


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By a stranger? What did you do/say?
Were you called it in a good or bad way?
Peace Shalom
@peace-shalom
06/30/18 08:10:29AM
21 posts

Does only dry hair form dreadlocks?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

I think it is good to wash, unless you want your hair full of dead skin building up overtime. Your scalp sheds thousands of skin cells every hour! Within about 1-2 months all of your outer skin layers of skin will be shed and be replaced with new skin. And all of that skin on your head will come off and stick into your hair if you don't wash it out regularly. Your skin produces sebum next to your hair (sebum is kind of a fatty wax like substance) for protection and health, and sebum production depends on your hormones and environment and nutrition etc. Basically, "You" have to figure out what "you" want to do and what your hair and scalp will accept. Learn what's best for your own body and do that. Don't focus on the dreadlocking "speed" so much that you compromise your own skin and hair health! Concentrate on what is healthiest for your hair and scalp. A healthy hair and scalp will produce strong hair, healthy skin, and hair won't be falling out and breaking all over the place. Imo, this means good nutrition and vitamins.  You need vitamins so eat more natural things like nuts and seeds and fresh fruits and vegetables, not processed microwaved food, with plastic or canned old food. That being said, keep in mind that it takes time for your body to adapt to anything new in its environment. For example if you don't shave for a long time or never have shaved and then you all the sudden start shaving everyday, your skin is probably going to feel very strange and possibly inflamed. Or if you are used to shaving with a straight edge and then switch to an electric shaver, it is going to take probably several weeks to adapt to it. Any change to a hair routine takes time. You have to wait for your new skin being formed to adapt to the environment and to reach the surface of your scalp. If you are used to showering with shampoo everyday and you suddenly switch to only water, it may take months to adapt. Your scalp and skin get used to secreting oils and sebum and such at a rate consistent with its environment. You have to give your body some realistic expectations of time to adapt. Maybe gradually phase into a new method. 1 method probably doesn't work for everyone with all skin and hair types. And also consider the water you use is going to be different from place to place. I personally have a water filter attached to my showerhead so it filters out a lot of chlorine and fluoride and other bad things from the water. I can seriously tell the difference to how my hair and scalp feels with filtered water. Because I don't shampoo, before I used the showerhead filter, my head and skin would smell like chlorine and chemicals and I couldn't stand it! Now, my hair & skin smells good/natural/clean when I get out and my skin and hair are healthier. I also find I can give it longer and better soak and rub before any irritation or damage would occur. Therefore, the right/best thing to do probably depends on your water quality, and personal beliefs, and skin and hair adaptability. I am not a skin doctor or anything, just my personal experience.


updated by @peace-shalom: 07/05/18 11:04:46AM
Peace Shalom
@peace-shalom
06/30/18 12:58:16AM
21 posts

Does only dry hair form dreadlocks?


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Washing your hair with water "is" washing your hair. And if you do it right water will get you clean.

Obviously you need to get your hair dry, or it will stink. You can't have perpetually wet hair.

I have washed my hair with only water for as long as I can remember, at least 5 years. My hair is clean and does not stink. Occasionally I might lightly rub my hair with some fragranced olive oil to add a slight scent and it will stay in for days. Not very much oil though... Like literally no more than 1 or 2 drops... Then it will wash out, but the fragrance will hold longer than even a shampoo would.

Do you mean to ask if not washing your hair "with shampoo" decreases the time it takes for the knotting process.
In other words does washing with only water speed up dreading process very much?

Can you clarify your question?
Peace Shalom
@peace-shalom
06/28/18 11:07:28PM
21 posts

Dealing with the negativity...


General Talk

For me,
I am a very spiritual/religious person. From what I believe (Hebrew scriptures), it helps me to know that God looks at the heart, not on the outward appearances. And so I believe that people who judge on the outward appearance instead of the heart, are people who are not close to God and thus are not to be listened to.

These are scriptures that come to mind:

1 Samuel 16:7
וַיֹּ֨אמֶר יְהוָ֜ה אֶל־שְׁמוּאֵ֗ל אַל־תַּבֵּ֧ט אֶל־מַרְאֵ֛הוּ וְאֶל־גְּבֹ֥הַּ קוֹמָת֖וֹ כִּ֣י מְאַסְתִּ֑יהוּ כִּ֣י ׀ לֹ֗א אֲשֶׁ֤ר יִרְאֶה֙ הָאָדָ֔ם כִּ֤י הָֽאָדָם֙ יִרְאֶ֣ה לַעֵינַ֔יִם וַיהוָ֖ה יִרְאֶ֥ה לַלֵּבָֽב׃
But the ETERNAL said to Samuel, “Pay no attention to his appearance or his stature, for I have rejected him. For not as man sees [does the ETERNAL see]; man sees only what is visible, but the ETERNAL sees into the heart.”
---This is about finding the right man to be king, and when Samuel thought he had found the one who outwardly looked like he should be king.

2 Samuel 14:25
וּכְאַבְשָׁל֗וֹם לֹא־הָיָ֧ה אִישׁ־יָפֶ֛ה בְּכָל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל לְהַלֵּ֣ל מְאֹ֑ד מִכַּ֤ף רַגְלוֹ֙ וְעַ֣ד קָדְקֳד֔וֹ לֹא־הָ֥יָה ב֖וֹ מֽוּם׃
No one in all Israel was so admired for his beauty as Absalom; from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head he was without blemish.
---This is describing a deadlocked man. He had to start cutting his hair once per year because his locks started to weigh up to 5 pounds. He was the most attractive man.

Numbers 6:5
כָּל־יְמֵי֙ נֶ֣דֶר נִזְר֔וֹ תַּ֖עַר לֹא־יַעֲבֹ֣ר עַל־רֹאשׁ֑וֹ עַד־מְלֹ֨את הַיָּמִ֜ם אֲשֶׁר־יַזִּ֤יר לַיהוָה֙ קָדֹ֣שׁ יִהְיֶ֔ה גַּדֵּ֥ל פֶּ֖רַע שְׂעַ֥ר רֹאשֽׁוֹ׃
Throughout the term of his vow as nazirite, no razor shall touch his head; it shall remain consecrated until the completion of his term as nazirite of the ETERNAL, the hair of his head being left to grow untrimmed.
---Part of the sign of a nazyrite is not to cut your hair and is actually a part of being holy/concecrated to God.


So for me, people who are negative about it - it is a way of seeing into their heart...it is a good way to discern people to see how shallow they are etc. This is just what I believe. I am not saying you have to believe the same things. Hope it is encouraging though! :)
Peace Shalom
@peace-shalom
06/19/18 01:26:06AM
21 posts

How long did it take your hair to lock up using freeform?


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Your hair looks similar to mine. Probably stop using the shampoo and just massage the roots in the shower with plain old water but not too hot of temperature, I think the colder you can stand it the better, especially for a final rinse.
My hair is shorter and hasn't dreaded yet. I stopped combing/brushing it a about a week ago, but I'm still "coming"it with my fingers.
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